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Encyclopedia > Earl of Shrewsbury

The Earl of Shrewsbury is the senior Earl on the Roll in the Peerage of England (the more senior Earldom of Arundel being held by the Duke of Norfolk). The title was created in 1442 for John Talbot, an English general in the Hundred Years War. An Earl or Jarl was an Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian title, meaning chieftain and it referred especially to chieftains set to rule a territory in a kings stead. ... The Peerage of England comprises all peerages created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. ... The oldest extant Earldom (and perhaps the oldest extant title) in the English peerage is the Earldom of Arundel currently held by the Duke of Norfolk, and used as a courtesy title by his heir. ... Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk holding the baton of the Earl Marshal. ... Events The community of Rauma, Finland was granted its town rights. ... John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384/90-17 July 1453) was an important English military commander during the Hundred Years War. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


An earlier creation occurred in 1074. These earls were sometimes styled Earl of Shropshire. Events Births February 12 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. ...


In 1856 the Earldoms of Shrewsbury and Waterford passed to a branch of the family who also hold the titles of Earl Talbot and Viscount Ingestre, both created 1784, and Baron Talbot of Hensol, created 1733, in the Peerage of Great Britain. The 1st Earl of Shrewsbury was created Earl of Waterford, in the Peerage of Ireland, and Hereditary Lord High Steward of Ireland, in 1446, and the two earldoms have been united since. The Earldom of Waterford is sometimes called the "Premier Earldom of Ireland on the Roll", as the oldest Irish Earldom, that of Kildare, has been a subsidiary title of the Duke of Leinster for centuries and the Earl held the oldest Irish earldom held by anyone ranked as an earl. If Viscount Mountgarret proves his presumed claim to the 1328 Earldom of Ormonde, the Earls of Shrewsbury would lose this distinction, but they derive higher precedence from their English earldom in any event. 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... The Peerage of Great Britain comprises all extant peerages created in the Kingdom of Great Britain after the Act of Union 1707 but before the Act of Union 1800. ... The Peerage of Ireland is the term used for those peers created by British monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland. ... Events Mehmed II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire is forced to abdicate in favor of his father Murad II by the Janissaries. ... Earl of Kildare is an Irish peerage title. ... Arms of the Duke of Leinster The Duke of Leinster (named after Leinster and, unlike the Province, pronounced Linster) is Irelands premier peer. ... The title of Viscount Mountgarret was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1550. ... Events Augustiner brew Munich May 1 - Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - England recognises Scotland as an independent nation after the Wars of Scottish Independence May 12 - Nicholas V is consecrated at St Peters Basilica in Rome by the bishop of Venice. ... The peerage title Earl of Ormonde has a long and complex history. ... Precedence is a simple ordering, based on either importance or sequence. ...


At the Coronation of the British Monarch the Earl of Shrewsbury is allowed to bear a white staff. British coronations are held in Westminster Abbey. ...


The seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury was once Alton Towers until it was sold to The Tussauds Group. Their seat is now at Wanfield Hall in Staffordshire. Alton Towers is Britains best known theme park. ... The Tussauds Group is a large vistor attraction business operating primarily in the United Kingdom, in addition to five other countries. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ...


Earls of Shrewsbury, First Creation (1074)

Events Births February 12 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. ... Known as Robert the Great of Montgomery (English). ... Events May - the siege of Valencia ends November 27 - Urban II in Clermont Synod proclaims crusade Duncan III of Scotland succeeds Duncan II of Scotland as King of Scotland The first mention of the city of Zagreb, Croatia, as it became a bishopric see. ... Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury (d. ... Events First Crusade: end of the siege of Antioch. ... Robert of Bellême, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (1052- after 1130) was an Anglo-Norman nobleman, and one of the most promiment figures in the competition for the succession to England and Normandy between the sons of William the Conqueror. ... Events Births Milarepa Deaths Heads of state Holy See - Leo IX pope (1049-1054) Categories: 1052 ... Events Pierre Abélard opens his school in Paris End of Kyanzitthas reign in Myanmar Alaungsithus reign begins in Myanmar Suryavarman Is reign begins in the Khmer Empire Bridlington Priory founded Births August 24 - Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou (died 1151) Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona... Events Valencia is captured by the Almoravids. ...

Earls of Shrewsbury, Second Creation (1442)

his son and heir: James Chetwynd-Talbot, Viscount Ingestre (b. 1978)

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Earl of Shrewsbury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (391 words)
The Earl of Shrewsbury is the senior Earl on the Roll in the Peerage of England (the more senior Earldom of Arundel being held by the Duke of Norfolk).
The 1st Earl of Shrewsbury was created Earl of Waterford, in the Peerage of Ireland, and Hereditary Lord High Steward of Ireland, in 1446, and the two earldoms have been united since.
The seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury was once Alton Towers until it was sold to The Tussauds Group.
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